Kosher in Barcelona

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Kosher in Barcelona

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This is an much delayed post as part of a trip we took during Thanksgiving 2016 to London and Barcelona. DISCLAIMER: I’m not a food critic/blogger or rabbi.

Traveling to cities that have smaller kosher-keeping populations can make it difficult to enjoy your time in the locale. After all, eating the local fare helps you immerse yourself more into the culture and environment of your visit.

Barcelona has one kosher restaurant in the touristy areas and thankfully, it’s quite good.

Restaurant Maccabi

Throughout our trip of 3 nights and 3 days, we went there for four meals: two dinners, one lunch, and one to-go meal for the flight home.

We found the service to be quick, efficient, and warm! This place was always packed (after all, it is the only kosher place). The food was always prepared fresh, and the prices were cheaper than I expected.

Restaurant Maccabi has a fun aesthetic and authentic feeling decor in the heart of the city.

As far as the food goes, skip the desserts (which are obviously non-dairy), and go for the signature and authentic dish such as the chicken paella.

It is open Sunday – Thursday from 12:00 PM – 11:30 PM, Friday 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM and closed on Saturday.

Getting There & Nearby Attractions

Restaurant Maccabi is situated right in the heart of the city on the most famous thoroughfare in Barcelona, La Ramblas.

From our hotel it was about a 20 minute walk, but the city’s easy to use public transportation is an option as well. The TMB (the main public transit operator in Barcelona) stop is ‘Liceu’ via the L3 line.

Nearby is the Gothic Quarter with several attractions like the Barcelona Cathedral and the Picasso Museum.

I’d also encourage you to walk down La Ramblas before/after dinner as there are markets lined up all along the pedestrian walkway.

Bottom line

Would I want to eat at the same restaurant for more than 3 -4 meals in a row? Not particularly, no – I don’t think anyone would. However, we were able to see all the main attractions in Barcelona in a few days which means you won’t be going back to Restaurant Maccabi too often.

The Miner

Featured image courtesy of the author.


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